Could it flare up in a diplomatic row when the Thailand’s ambassador to India Chutintorn Gongsakdi went ahead and expressed his disappointment over India informally asking him to stay away from handing over of relief materials for Kerala flood victims.
The food items had to be given out by the private Thai companies.
The row broke out in the public domain after Thai ambassador posted a copy of a letter in which he said that he had intended to participate in the distribution of relief material but was informed by the Indian government to stay away from the event.
But after the Ambassador’s tweet, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor blamed the central government for arrogance.
He said that while US accepted our aid for Katrina somehow India is too grand to do so?
The government of India had earlier rejected Thailand’s Government to Government assistance after which business-to-government assistance proposal by Thai companies registered in India was proposed.
Earlier, India had sent out a message to all its foreign missions to convey the message to their respective countries that India had the capacity to undertake the rehabilitation and relief work in Kerala.
The Kerala government has also sent a memorandum to the Home Ministry with all the details about the loss of human life, properties, infrastructure and crops in the flood-ravaged state.>